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Virtual galleries and digital debates - exploring online engagement for Edinburgh Science Festival

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Virtual galleries and digital debates - exploring online engagement for Edinburgh Science Festival

Here is what we learnt about digital engagement and its place in a post-lockdown world.

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British Ecological Society awarded Green Recovery grant to connect school children with nature

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British Ecological Society awarded Green Recovery grant to connect school children with nature

BES project awarded £248,700 from the UK Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund.

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Mountain lions in greater Los Angeles moved less during the covid-19 stay-at-home order

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Mountain lions in greater Los Angeles moved less during the covid-19 stay-at-home order

Contrary to popular belief, a new study shows mountain lions used smaller areas and moved shorter distances when human activity was far below normal.

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SPG Interview: Jessica Hogan

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SPG Interview: Jessica Hogan

The Scottish Policy Groups written interview series to celebrate 10 years!

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IPBES call for experts and fellows

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IPBES call for experts and fellows

Do you have the expertise to help author the new IPBES assessments?

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Captive breeding programme essential for vultures’ survival

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Captive breeding programme essential for vultures’ survival

Supporting a declining population of the Egyptian vulture with captive-reared young birds every year could delay extinction.

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BES response to the UK National Food Strategy

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BES response to the UK National Food Strategy

BES president, Professor Jane Memmott responds to National Food Strategy.

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Restoring forest biodiversity in the Scottish Highlands

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Restoring forest biodiversity in the Scottish Highlands

New research looks into the recovery of wildlife following reforestation with native trees in the Scottish Highlands.

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Forestry contributed to forest warming during extreme summers in Northern Germany

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Forestry contributed to forest warming during extreme summers in Northern Germany

Forestry use has a significant influence on the cooling capacity of forests and their sensitivity to climate change.

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Protected Areas for nature: where will the extra 10% be?

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Protected Areas for nature: where will the extra 10% be?

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Red Dead Redemption 2 teaches players about wildlife

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Red Dead Redemption 2 teaches players about wildlife

Players of the popular game Red Dead Redemption 2 learn how to identify real American wildlife, new research shows.

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New method lets researchers rapidly monitor snow leopard stress levels in the wild

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New method lets researchers rapidly monitor snow leopard stress levels in the wild

A new method is the first to allow scientists to analyse snow leopard stress hormones in the field.

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Why are some fish warm-blooded? New study suggests it gives predatory sharks and fish a crucial speed advantage

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Why are some fish warm-blooded? New study suggests it gives predatory sharks and fish a crucial speed advantage

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin explore why some fish have warm blood, and what advantages this equips them with.

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Raspberry Pi computers are helping revolutionize biological research

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Raspberry Pi computers are helping revolutionize biological research

A new paper shows how single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi are revolutionizing biological research and democratising science.

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Scientists call for improved management of a weedy tree to protect owl habitat

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Scientists call for improved management of a weedy tree to protect owl habitat

Research shows hat the richness and abundance of birds is much reduced in areas with dense canopies of Pittosporum, an the invasive understorey tree.

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